A Chamber Made Opera work in partnership with Sichuan Conservatory of Music
‘Perhaps the most beautifully judged site-specific work I have seen… It is mysteriously joyous, and profoundly beautiful.’ Theatrenotes
Intertwining ancient Chinese musical theory with ancient European spatial thinking, Between 8 and 9 is between Chengdu and Melbourne; between audience and artists; between a meeting room and a restaurant; and between music, sonic design, live art and performance. Seated at one of eight round tables with ‘Lazy Susans’ (餐桌轉盤 – cānzhuō zhuànpán) you are invited into a situation of choice, an oscillation, a rotation.
Between 8 and 9 has evolved from a thematic exploration of teahouse culture and notions of sanctuary into a reflexive meditation on the meeting of cultures, generations, languages and artistic practices. The essence of this exists in the space between 8 (referring to notions of prosperity) and 9 (referring to notions of spirituality). From the provocative to the playful, expect this meeting to be’hot and lively’.
This work is created by all artists involved in a collaborative process led by Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey.
Co-presented by Castlemaine State Festival and Melbourne Recital Centre as part of and in association with Asia TOPA
Carolyn Connors, Kan Yan-Long & Zhu Hui-Quian
Madeleine Flynn (pedal organ/toy piano/vintage electronics), Guo Si-Cen (erhu), Tim Humphrey (brass/electronics), Wang Shuai (percussion) & Wang Zheng-Ting (sheng/wind)
Sound Designer & Operator:
System Fabricator & Lighting Designer:
Dramaturgy & Text Consultation:
Felix Ching Ching Ho & Emilie Collyer
Academic Advisor & Text Consultant:
*Producer & Chamber Made Opera Creative Director: *
Associate Producers & Project Liaison:
Professor Gan Gao-Sheng (Chengdu) & Dr Wang Zheng-Ting (Melbourne)
This production is part of the following series:
Asia TOPA is a landmark festival-style celebration of Asian-focused performance and culture launching in Melbourne in January 2017.
Wednesday 29, Thursday 30, Friday 31 March 7pm & Saturday 1 April 2017 4pm & 7pm
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)
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